Louise Gray has an article, Priceless pieces of history left to gather dust, in The Scotsman, about very valuable items that are just gathering dust in underground storerooms and warehouses, and they are in danger of being lost. There is a lot of valuable information that genealogists researching Scottish heritage would be very interested in.
I don’t know that this falls into the area of genealogy, but some of you may find it interesting. Rebecca Morelle has written an article for the BBC News, Time changes modern human’s face, about how the human skull has changed quite a bit over the past seven centuries.
One of the websites mentioned in the previous article, is definitely one genealogists should book mark: www.westegg.com/inflation – it covers inflation in the USA between the years 1800 through 2005, and lets you calculate what something bought in say, 1825, would cost in today’s dollars.
Connie Lenzen has written another great genealogy article for The Columbian (Vancover, WA), This time it’s about Differing forms of money found in old records, and covers something many of us don’t pay attention to when scanning through old records – money. She also brings up something else besides the varieties – inflation.